Ambleside Backpackers Lake District Hostel,
The Lake District.

Budget Lake District Hostel and group accommodation in Ambleside, the heart of the The English Lake District, Cumbria, The United Kingdom.

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  • Great for a good nights sleep.
  • in the heart of the National Park
  • Reasonable rates - light breakfast included
  • tea, coffee & wifi
  • 60 beds
  • central heating comfort
  • secure rooms and lockers
  • 5 minutes from bus terminus
  • No stag or hen groups please.
  • clean, comfortable and secure
  • clothes washing/drying
  • and so much more.

Ambleside Backpackers Hostel,Iveing Cottage,
Old Lake Rd, Ambleside,The Lake District,LA22 0DJ. ENGLAND
+44 (0)15394 32340 -
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It's a 57 bed hostel and is family owned and run. We aim to provide clean, secure, warm, comfortable but simple (could be called 'old style', but we believe, much more comfortable) hostel accommodation.

As a hostel you can book in from 1 - 14 nights (sometimes more if we like you) and you will get B&B for 1 to 57 people depending on what you book for.
You can also self cater for all or some of your own meals if you wish, there is always free self serve light breakfast, tea, coffee and free wifi too.

Alternatively you can book the whole place and use it as a very large self catering holiday let or holiday cottage.
Single, family and group accommodation is available.
Bed and breakfast and self catering accommodation for - walkers, runners, cyclist's, bikers, mountain bikers,
climbers, backpackers, swimmers, travelers - you are all welcome to the Ambleside hostels
in Ambleside village, Cumbria; just at the top end of Windermere Lake.
Were you searching for hostels in the UK or hostels England, well you may have found a reasonable one here.
Almost everyone who stays here say's its great value, - basic, simple,
clean, secure but comfortable, and its independently owned too! A member of IHUK
Most of our review rating are over 90% so we must have got something right.
view of ambleside backpackers hostel dining room

Budget/cheap accommodation in the Lakes.

We are located within easy walking distance (10 minutes) of about 30 places to eat and drink in Ambleside
at many styles of restaurant! We are also at the centre of the lakes road
system so it is easy to access all areas of the beautiful national park without back tracking.
Drive straight to Ulswater, Coniston, Keswick, Derwent Water, Hawkshead, Windermere, Wyrnose
and Hardknott passes, or take a bus.
Of course, you can walk or cycle from the hostel door too!
You can reach all areas of the lakes on a bike in a day round trip from here. Grizedale forrest is just 30 -40 minutes away, and a circuit from the
front door, up to High Cross, round the North Face Trail and back for a shower will take you between 2.5 - 4 hours depending on your level of fitness.
2 bed dorm at Ambleside Backpackers hostel
Self catering accommodation.

If you are trying to find good hostels, clean hostels, comfortable warm and secure hostels,
and with great self catering facilities - and good value for money,
friendly staff (mostly) then this might be the place for you.
If you are looking for a budget hotel, or a cheap hotel then you may also be pleasantly surprised should you decide to book a room here. There are no airs or graces, no bowing and scraping, just good honest accommodation to sleep in and get a half way reasonable breakfast. Go on give us a try! Its not a hotel but its good!
The kitchen is a good size and well equipped for your use with oven, gas hobs, grill, microwave, toasters, saucepan's, woks, bowls, dishes, chopping boards and knives etc.
There is a hot water boiler, for tea and coffee and of course sinks for you to wash up in afterwards (please).
So self catering in the hostels kitchen is a real option if you are working to a tight budget, or simply just
want to cook for yourselves.
Ambleside Backpackers hostel kitchen, lake district hostels

Group accommodation.

Its a great place to hire for group accommodation. Winter weekday whole building booking rates are very reasonable making, a whole hostel hire
for a 20 - 40 size group of people a realistic option.

Very large self catering holiday let.

Book the whole place - either up to 40 beds (top floor closed) at reduced rates -low season and New Year only. or all 60 beds for very large groups.
Birthday parties, reunions, outings and its a great base for activity holidays and weekends. We welcome student groups, Police, Fire Service, Ambulance and Hospital staff, Doctors and Forces groups, RAF, Navy, Army -either exped's
and Church and religous / ethnic groups. They all come here to stay, why don't you bring your group?
In fact any sort of group that will respect the staff, the building and the neighbors; sorry, except drinking, hen or stag groups.
This hostel is also near to Grasmere, Chapel Stile, Hawkshead, Bowness on Windermere, Windermere and Troutbeck.

Warning, the hostel and this site are run maintained by an old and opinionated dyslexic! it may annoy academics and people who can spell, write propper English, work computers and use technology.
I do try hard, but you have to take the good with the bad. Sorry.
If you are using a mobile device and find it 'difficult' viewing this site, why not try our new web site which might be easier on your mobile device.
Note; only the web site (wait for the next page!) and hostel notice boards are this rather bright orange colour, The rest is quite subdued and relaxing.
So I would like to say, wherever in the world you are, whatever your colour, race, belief's or language
- we would like to welcome you to
Ambleside Backpackers Independent Hostel !
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